University College Cork-John Montague Fully Funded International Poetry Fellowship 2019: Poets from around the world living outside Ireland are invited to apply for the fully funded International Poetry fellowship which is sponsored and will take place at the University of Cork in Ireland. The fellowship which will be hosted at Munster Literature Centre in one of the largest annual poetry festival in Ireland will in a way acknowledge the role played by literature in the contemporary cultural practice and history of the city of Cork.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): University College Cork.
Scholarship to be taken at: University College Cork, Ireland.
Scholarship Type: Fully Funded Scholarship
Scholarship level: All levels of study.
Slots: Not Stated
Scholarship Worth: Please see fellowship benefits within the post
Subject Eligibility: For Poetic fellows.
Country/Candidate Eligibility: International Students outside Ireland
English Language Requirements: Not applicable
General Eligibility Criteria: To participate in this International Poetry Fellowship 2019, you should have to meet up the following eligibility conditions
- Fellowship applicants must be a poet from outside Ireland of international standing
- Fellowship applications are invited from poets working in English from outside Ireland
- The Poetry Fellow must have at least two full-length collections of poetry published
- The successful candidate will be a poet respected by peers and preferably has experience in the coaching or teaching of other writers either through workshops and/or mentoring, inside or outside a formal academic setting.
Benefits Attached to the University College Cork-John Montague International Poetry Fellowship 2019:
The following benefits are such that a successful applicant for the International Poetry Fellowship 2019 at the University of Cork stands to get.
- The successful fellow would benefit from the prestige of receiving a highly competitive international literary award which will not only allow the candidate to spend time concentrating on their own work, but also enable them to acquire experience in literary mentoring and the teaching of writing in an academic context.
- The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be inspired by living in one of Europe’s oldest cities, with a well-developed cultural infrastructure and a thriving literary community.
- The successful fellow would receive a monthly stipend of €2000, totalling €6,000 and self-catering accommodation. The costs of economy air travel to and from Cork would also be covered.
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Application Procedures for the University College Cork-John Montague Fully Funded International Poetry Fellowship 2019:
Interested Poets are to submit a single Word document consisting of a literary CV, a letter of expression of interested (this letter should really state why the poet wants to work in Cork), and a course outline for a four morning poetry masterclass aimed at poets who have already been successfully published in periodicals. The masterclass is to take place on four consecutive mornings of the Cork International Poetry Festival involving the same group each day. The dates for the 2020 festival are March 25 to 28, 2020.
Please note that shortisted poets may subsequently need to supply copies of their books and submit to interview by Skype.
Application Deadline: August 18, 2019.